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by a saggy economy, energy blackouts, and frustration from his labor union base. fewer than 900,000 signatures were needed to launch the recall. it took only 65 signatures and $3,500 to get on the ballot. aside from the two candidates a cast of more than 100 characters ended up on the ballot from the famous arnold schwarzenegger arianna huffington, and larry flynt, to the onabsurd. a primary system that now rewards the top two vote getters regardless of party, and taking responsibility for drawing district boundaries away from lawmakers and giving it to state -- senator's panel. joining me now is joe garofoli. welcome back into "the war room." >> i object to calling gary coleman absurd. >> michael: yeah you could have said what are you walking about? how did this turn into this major recall. >> there was a very low turnout for the previous election very nasty where gray davis was up for reelection so the bar was low to have a recall. you had the energy crisis people thought davis bungled it he passed a vehicle license fee to raise money, because the economy w
is an engineer who is badly needed, either way they are tremendously important to the economy. without a path to citizenship it is not a kind of system we should be continuing with. >> bill: what worries me a little bit congressman is some people are saying, of course, we're going to accept a path to citizenship. then they want to make it so long we're talking like some, i've heard 13 years and pay a fine and do all of this stuff. why make it so difficult? >> well, i think some people still have a problem with the idea that immigrants come here and contribute. i think if most americans would peek into any kitchen around the country or even maybe look out and see who's actually cutting the lawns or actually walking the babies down the nice neighborhoods, they would realize that immigrants are an integral part of the economy and something we depend on. i think if people looked at it that way they wouldn't be so mean about it. the idea that it should take 13 years for a path of citizenship is a mean-spirited feeling. but i think when people look at it economically, the sooner we get this done, t
when it comes to pulling the lever in the polling booth, did the representative help the economy? but there is the other side of the debate who vote only on gun rights, and that will be driving their votes and that's what people are responsive to. that's why single issue politics can triumph like it did today. >> john: you're right until someone they love is shot in the face by one of those illegal guns that they care so much about. tim dickinson thank thank you for coming on the show and your continued writing on this. >> absolutely. >> john: if you saw the news on the boston marathon you know that they had a suspect, he was arrested but ten he wasn't. it's been a confusing day. we'll clean up all the details for you coming up next. >> john: there may an break through in the investigation of the bomb,ing attack at the boston marathon. investigators led by the fbi are reportedly found images in a veins video that shows a possible suspect carrying and then perhaps dropping a black backpack similar to the shredded remains of a backpack believed to have held one of two pressure cook
are the economy and unemployment, we don't do anything about those because the republicans would filibuster the hell out of any stimulus bill. on the other hand, tricia's point they know the nra will come to get them. they think in the general election 4% of the people care most about this issue, even though 91% of the country disagrees with us, we might not pay a political price for it whereas we know the lobby--the gun lobby will make us pay a price for it. isn't that what is wrong with our structurally with the current democracy. >> of course that's what is wrong with it. weakening that lobby is a very important part of it. but also changing the rules of the senate is a part of it that has to meet that weakening halfway. and when you have these senators who are afraid to vote for something because of the grade they're going to get. max baucus when he said why he didn't vote for it, one word, montana. the nra and the crazy support of max baucus. i'm not going to say it's crazy to support max baucus because they got what they wanted but they're so supportive with money you understand why t
're saying it does not matter what the size of the economy is, whether we be small or large we all have a moral responsibility to the next generation to do as much as we can. that's why they're moving forward. >> michael: let's take it to the united states. from your international perspective and. >> i wouldn't call it inaction. i would call it inefficient action. i'm congratulating california for having moved forward with a cap and trade program inaugurated this year. california has already moved to pricing carbon, and toward all the different element steps on the way to reduce emissions to meet their own state level target. that is very commendable that california as a state is seeking the leadership role here in the united states. and the federal level, the federal government has regulated a little bit better the standards and what the standards have to be for any new power plants. having said that i think it is no secret that the world as a whole expects the united states to be a true leader on this, and the united states is not yet a true leader. i have heard president obama's many
it is desperate times, bring desperate acts. >> stephanie: rush limbaugh tried to say it is the obama economy. obviously somebody is frustrated because it is a bad economy. >> to your point us, everyone feels their home pain more so than they do others. i am certain that in other countries where the bombings happen regularly there is a certain amount of shrugging going on when they happen on our soil because they've experienced them so harshly. and not by americans acting upon them. their own local sectarian violence creates these kind of situations and when they look at -- were it to be homegrown in our case, they would say this is something we deal with. you're going to feel your home pain more so than you're ever going to understand. that's natural. the question -- >> stephanie: richard -- we were talking about george bush saying i'm comfortable with my decisions about the iraq war which, of course was his response to 9-11. >> he didn't make any. >> stephanie: but the point is, i think it was just yesterday there was some bomb that killed zillions more people in iraq than -- so you're righ
legalization. they can come out of the shadows. they can participate in the legal economy and pay taxes. be full and open and public pickly contributing members of society and there is a faster pathway than that for dream act students. for those who have been here since they were children and have earned degrees or served in the armed forces. he was very excited about that. he really did not think he would see the day when we had four republicans strongly defending the bill who were working hard for it. i think senator rubio deserves some real credit for taking to the airways, for pressing forward. on conservative talk radio. what happened the last time, there was a comparably broad bill, it was killed. got pulled apart. chairman lee, he will hold hearings this friday and next monday about the bill in the judiciary committee. i have some areas where i would like to strengthen it. where i would like to see it. more progressive both in the due process rights area and in lgbt% community concern about family unification. but broadly i'm quite happy with the bill. i'm going to support it. >>
helps write the next chapter in american history by reinrigvating our economy and the kind of country that attracted my maternal grandparents. >> that hearing is still going on at the moment. meanwhile, some republicans like senators chuck grassley and jeff sessions have started wondering allowed whether we should slow down immigration reform in the wake of last week's marathon bombers. just the opposite. we need to act more quickly to identify who is here and to use reform to toughen current regulations. >>> we're finding out today that neither of the boston bombing suspects was licensed to carry a gun. this according to the cambridge police department which says that 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev was not old enough to apply for a license because he would have to be 21. the department has no record of 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev ever applying. massachusetts state law does say those under 21 can get a firearms i.d. card. they can own a shotgun or a rifle holding less than ten rounds but according to authorities, the two brothers had at least six bombs handguns, a rifle and more than
to some issues including how the public remembers president bush. his approval numbers on the economy have nearly doubled since 2008. when it comes to the invasion of iraq 57% still disapprove but that number is down from 65. the bush library expected to open this thursday. president obama will attend as will all former living presidents. mark sanford to stay afloat in his bid to win south carolina's first congressional district. he is going up against elizabeth colbert-busch. out with a new ad attacking her on her support for unions. take a look. >> labor's voice, pelosi's voice, not our voice. >> the latest poll has colbert-busch up 50-41. last week sanford's ex-wife was suing him for trespassing. they have bun debate scheduled for april 29th. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. high. cenk uygur: i think the number one thing viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. michael shure: this show is about being up to date so a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to d
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